Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH)
Department of Law & Criminology (DLC)
The aim of this project was to explore the relationship between different components of academic feedback and academic performance. On this basis this project looked at historical student dissertation work (the Interim Framework Report (IFR) and the final Dissertation) and evaluated the feedback staff gave. We found that BAME students tended to receive a lower mark, but the difference was within 2% of non-BAME students. However, feedback to BAME students rarely included any salutation in comparison to non-BAME students. In addition, male students were more likely to improve their mark than female students however the numbers of students were too low to evaluate this based on BAME status alone. This type of analysis could be carried out on a large scale across the University.
For further information contact the project lead Amy Musgrove firstname.lastname@example.org